Sapphique: Book summary and reviews of Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

Sapphique

by Catherine Fisher

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Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles? Or are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment? And can you be free if your friends are still captive? Can you be free if your world is frozen in time? Can you be free if you don't even know who you are?

Inside Incarceron, has the crazy sorcerer Rix really found the Glove of Sapphique, the only man the Prison ever loved. Sapphique, whose image fires Incarceron with the desire to escape its own nature. If Keiro steals the glove, will he bring destruction to the world? Inside. Outside. All seeking freedom. Like Sapphique.

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"Starred Review. Not for everyone; but for those who can appreciate the interplaying reflections of lies, myths and memory, a modern masterpiece." - Kirkus

"This well-written, fast-paced novel is quite the page-turner and is highly recommended for audiences from middle school and up." - VOYA

"Readers will be left breathless hoping for another installment to explore the repercussions brought on by everything that happens in Sapphique's final chapters." - School Library Journal

"Starred Review. The bittersweet conclusion may frustrate readers expecting a traditional happy ending ... but it fits perfectly - although a glimmer of hope may be all the characters receive, it's a real hope, and like the stars, it endures." - Booklist

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Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher is an award-winning fantasy writer. "The Oracle" was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2003, "The Conjuror's Game" for the Smarties Award, "The Snow-Walker's Son" for the W.H.Smith Mind Boggling Award, "The Candle Man" won the Tir-Na-n'Og Award, and "Corbenic" was shortlisted. Author of many books for children and two volumes of award-winning poetry, she is particularly well-known in Wales.

This is the second volume of a duology that started with Incarceron (2010)

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